3 Days / 2 Nights Program

3 Days

Mashpi Lodge is an elegant hideaway which will redefine traditional tourism. Ready to receive its first guests since April 2012, this beautiful lodge is for those who seek a different sort of jungle experience. Time and space will take on a different meaning as you become immersed in the deep green forest, exploring pristine landscapes such as the rainforest canopy (with the special Aerial Tram), viewing on-site cultural vestiges of the earliest rainforest dwellers, learning about the native flora and fauna and interacting with local people.
Mashpi Lodge brings together first-rate service and the singular natural and cultural wonders of the Ecuadorian rainforest. Discerning and environmentally-aware visitors will explore the remote Private Rainforest Reserve – accessible only to guests –without sacrificing comfort or style. Mashpi Lodge features impeccable service and the utmost in accommodations, facilities and dining. It is being built to the high standards necessary to qualify as one of the prestigious “Luxury Camps and Lodges of the World.”

Packages include transfers from the main hotels in Quito, accommodations, full board, soft drinks and bottled water and all activities.
Transportation to activities is by electric buggies.

Day 1

Quito / Mashpi Lodge

Pick from JW Marriott Hotel around 7:30AM.  Depart from Quito to Mashpi, with a stop at the Tulipe Observatory. Arrival to the entrance of Mashpi Reserve, where guests board the buggies to the lodge. After lunch, visit the Butterfly Vivarium and birdwatch at a lek. Return to the lodge for special spa treatments and dinner.


Day 2

Mashpi Lodge

Tour suggestion: In the morning, explore the rain forest canopy with the Aerial Tram; options include a jungle walk and/or a dip in the Mashpi River. Visit plantations and harvest regional produce, which will be prepared for lunch at Casa Campesina by a local family. In the afternoon, back to the lodge via the Aerial Tram. Leisure time before dinner.


Day 3

Mashpi Lodge / Quito

Depart the lodge via the electric buggies to visit the community-run Tree Nursery before leaving the reserve. Then board the vans to the Pululahua Crater and lunch. Visit the Centre of the World and continue on to Quito.



- Accommodations, all meals, soft drinks (water, juice, sodas) guided daily excursions (in English and Spanish only) to primary forest, aerial tram, rivers and lagoons along the reserve, and specialized lectures. Rain ponchos and rubber boots
- Transfers in/out (shared) from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colón, Swissôtel, Marriott, Dann Carlton), to coordinate these transfers we must have guest´s hotel contact.
- Transfer in (Quito-Mashpi) includes guide and driver, entrance fee and visit to the Tulipe Archaeological Site, snack.
- Transfer out (Mashpi-Quito) includes guide and driver, lunch at El Crater Restaurant at Pullulahua´s crater rim, Entrance fee and visit to the Intiñan

Not Included:

- Gratuities, bar, gifts and additional items. Activities outside the reserve ( kayak, bike, kanopying etc)


Rates are subject to change without notice and availability.
Rates are not applicable during special events, such as: Christmas/New Year. Please check with BFirst Travel if you are travelling during this period.


B.  Breakfast included
L.  Lunch included
D.  Dinner included

Why Choose BFirst Travel?

BFirst Travel, a wholly owned Australian tour company, helloworld affiliate. For the past 15 years we have specialised exclusively in Latin America. We know a few parts of the world, and we know them well. Our been there, done that expertise elevates your experience beyond the ordinary, to the level of adventure with comfort! "Travel is all about the experience, which starts with your travel preparations”.

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